Haitong Du

Pembroke College
MPhil International Relations

I am a second-year MPhil student in International Relations at Pembroke College, Oxford. I am broadly interested in US-China relations, and my current research concerns the Reagan administration's engagement with the PRC in the 1980s. I maintain a secondary research interest in French and British diplomatic history.

At Oxford, I am also a postgraduate member at the Rothermere American Institute (RAI). Prior to beginning the MPhil, I graduated with a BA in International Relations with a minor in French from Tufts University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). During the summer, I work as the Instructor of the International Relations and Diplomacy seminar in Putney's Oxford Academia program. I am an alumnus of the School for Ethics and Global Leadership (SEGL) in Washington, DC.


  • United States foreign policy
  • Chinese foreign policy
  • European diplomatic history



  • Chinese (native C2)
  • English (near-native C2)
  • French (advanced B2)
  • Russian (beginner A1)